During the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak Ride Safe urges all commercial transportation providers to keep vehicles clean and customers safe.
Uber and Lyft remain a clear danger to the public as their policies and operations DO NOT properly address preventative measures, customer safety or health.
UBER AND LYFT ARE A DANGER TO THE PUBLIC
The sanitation, driver background check and daily check standards and prevention measures with Uber and Lyft are very poor compared to Traditional taxi, Bus and Limo operations.
Uber and Lyft continue to obstruct law enforcement in regard to driver identity when their drivers commit crimes and may be a health risk to the public.
Uber and Lyft DO NOT maintain health, safety and pre-dispatch checks on drivers and vehicles by dispatch staff as with Taxi, Limo and Bus companies.
Uber and Lyft are allowed to operate without actual background checks, insurance liability or health and safety standards for their drivers as with Taxi, Bus and Limo companies.
Ride Safe desperately urges Uber and Lyft to SHUT DOWN operations until their business operations include:
-Proper background checks on ALL drivers with identity confirmation of individuals submitting applications
-DAILY, LIVE and in-person inspections of ALL vehicles and drivers before drivers are allowed to operate
-Health and Safety standards for drivers and vehicles AT LEAST to the same standards as traditional Taxi, Bus and Limo operators
-COMPLIANCE with law enforcement when drivers commit criminal acts, assaults and threats
-Insurance and liability standards that do not discriminate against customers or invalidate health and insurance standards for customers and the general public
Taxi, Limo and Bus providers, Keep passengers and the public safe
Supply and steps to take:
-Plastic, Latex or nitrile gloves
-Lysol, hydrogen peroxide or Isopropyl Alcohol in a spray bottle
-Dust masks or Paisley Bandanas
-Plastic sheeting or drop cloths
-AC system cleaners
-Change your AC system filters
-SPOT CHECK your vehicle, spray down and dry after each ride given
-Dispatchers, perform full checks on drivers (temp check, breathing and sanitation) BEFORE dispatching the driver and vehicle.
Heat map of COVID-19 infections and coverage:
Symptoms and Prevention of Coronavirus/Covid-19
Early onset 2-14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
EMERGENCY stage symptoms:
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Cleaning and sanitation products to clean and prevent spread: